It’s officially summer so time to start a summerwatch post with news and pictures of nature in our lovely grounds.

12 July 2019

We’ve been harvesting salad leaves for a while but now other vegetables are almost ripe.


28 June 2019

Agnes and the children found an ant colony in a pot.  The plant was not growing, and they were checking what the problem might have been.  They turned the pot upside down and found the ants and their eggs, hundreds or maybe thousands of them.  First  they were running around in panic, but very soon they started carrying their eggs and hid them underground.  The children were watching how an ant was able to carry a small egg, the big ones were carried by a couple of ants.  By the end of the day all the eggs disappeared.